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Can agroforestry be used in rice cultivation?

Asked by K. Tanaka, Last updated: Apr 25, 2020

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A. Boaz

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A. Boaz, Mechanical Engineer, Diploma in Mechanical Engineering, Atlanta, Georgia

Answered Dec 11, 2019

In recent times, rice cultivation has taken a different turn as farmers can now use the simple method of agroforestry in the cultivation and production of rice. This practice is very prevalent in different parts of the world. India is a perfect example of a country that has made adequate use of agroforestry in the production of rice over the years. The use of agroforestry in rice cultivation is necessary, especially as the issue of climate change has now become a major threat to agricultural output.

The use of agroforestry in the production of rice will help in the reduction of temperature, and this will also prevent the rate at which soils are being exposed to direct sunlight. When this is achieved, there is the availability of water in the soil, and it also increases the rate at which water infiltrates into the soil. Agroforestry adoption for rice cultivation is needed to prevent soil from losing its water easily.

 

A. Lucius

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Answered Dec 04, 2019

Yes!
Agroforestry can be used in rice cultivation. In fact, agroforestry boost rice production.

Integration of trees and other crops in rice cultivation improve rice production.

The trees help control the temperature and improve the infiltration. Trees also help absorb carbon, which helps to decrease climate risk.

Also, manure from animals helps to improve the quality of the soil. Leguminous plants also help maintain the natural health of the soil.

Some plants also help reduce soil moisture and increase the rate of evapotranspiration.

In summary, implementing agroforestry practice, with its diversity and right integration of trees, animals, and crops, agroforestry will definitely improve rice cultivation.

 

G. Jabez

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Answered Nov 26, 2019

Agroforestry is obviously being used right now for different reasons. For those who are not aware, this is a management system wherein certain trees and shrubs are planted among crops. This can actually be used for rice cultivation because planting certain trees or shrubs near the rice can help reduce the infiltration of water into the soil.

This can also make the cultivation of rice become more diverse which means that there may be more options that will become available to people. When there are more products that are being produced, this can also reduce some market failures and risks in the future.

 

W. Pratt

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W. Pratt, Marketing Analyst, MBA, Lincoln

Answered Jan 24, 2019

Yes, agroforestry can be used in rice-producing areas. Typically, rice is grown in lowlying areas with high rainfall, but the upland farming of rice in countries of South East Asia, such as Myanmar, is very important to those communities. The challenges facing rice production in Southeast Asia caused by climate change, require consideration of how trees can help reduce the risks faced by farmers.

Yes, agroforestry can be used in rice-producing areas. Typically, rice is grown in lowlying areas
By growing trees the rainfall is increased, and when a rice crop is washed away the trees remain as another source of produce. Trees endure long droughts much better than even irrigated rice, they improve the soil and fertilize the rice.

 

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